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Chiefs’ Charles off PUP list, makes training camp debut

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August 16th, 2016 by Chris Parks

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has made his training camp debut.

Charles had been on the physically-unable-to-perform list the first three weeks of camp. He underwent surgery last season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 against Chicago. He was at practice Tuesday.

Charles missed the Chiefs’ preseason opener Saturday against the Seattle Seahawks, and it’s not clear whether he will play against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.

The four-time Pro Bowl running back worked out a bit during the offseason program, and Charles said all along that he expected to be ready for the season opener against San Diego on Sept. 11.

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Iowa State loses OL Jake Campos to leg injury

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August 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Jake Campos, Iowa State’s only offensive lineman with significant experience, is out indefinitely. Coach Matt Campbell says junior tackle Campos injured his leg Monday in practice. Campbell didn’t disclose details but said there isn’t a timetable for Campos’ return.

Losing Campos for an extended length of time would be a blow to the Cyclones. Campos accounted for 23 of the 24 returning starts along Iowa State’s offensive line, and he was expected to blossom into an All-Big 12 type player. Iowa State opens the season on Sept. 3 against Northern Iowa.

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Iowa looking to prove 12-0 start wasn’t a fluke

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August 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s 12-0 start last season led some to label the Hawkeyes a fluke. A blowout loss to Stanford in the Rose Bowl only seemed to confirm those suspicions. Iowa is intent on proving that it’s still a national contender and the Hawkeyes should have a team capable of doing so.

Iowa is a favorite to repeat as Big Ten West division champions. The Hawkeyes return 13 starters from last year, when they finished 8-0 in the West and fell inches shy of a playoff berth. Quarterback C.J. Beathard had a strong first season as the starter despite a litany of injuries. If Beathard can stay healthy, a run at Big Ten Player of the Year isn’t out of consideration. Iowa’s defense, which let up just 20.4 points per game, will be led by Thorpe Award-winning cornerback Desmond King.

Matt Campbell invigorates struggling Cyclones

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August 15th, 2016 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Rookie Iowa State coach Matt Campbell has already invigorated a program starved for signs of hope. Turning that enthusiasm into sustained success will be a much tougher task. Campbell, just 36 and the youngest Power Five coach in the country, has given a team long stuck in the Big 12 basement plenty of reasons to believe in his vision.

Campbell pulled together one of the best recruiting classes in recent memory last winter despite an extremely late start, and his 2017 class is currently among the top in the Big 12. Campbell has also promised flashy new uniforms — and he and his staff’s ability to navigate social media has only added to the notion that Campbell is the key to a bright future for the Cyclones.

But Iowa State has won just five games over the past two seasons, and it’ll have to replace nearly its entire offensive line from 2015. The Cyclones open the season on September 3rd against Northern Iowa.

Bireline takes 2016 Tournament of Champions Title

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August 15th, 2016 by Chris Parks

After a Runner-Up finish last year Alex Bireline was able to seal the deal on a championship at the 2016 Tournament of Champions at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club.  Bireline shot a weekend total (-1) 206 to take the title at the 58th annual event.

Alex was Runner-Up in the 2015 tournament by one shot to Evan Schuler and he said it felt good to play well on the final day this year and get a championship under his belt. Bireline shot rounds of 69-67-70 on the weekend to earn the win.  He said he was aiming to shoot 69 on the final day and couldn’t complain about how it ended up.

Zach Christensen of the Atlantic Golf and Country Club made a strong charge on Sunday and climbed within three strokes on the round by shooting a 2-under 67.

Bireline had a big chip in for birdie on 14 that was a big turning point and he said his nerves calmed down a bit after that hole and even more so after saving par on the 16th after hitting a tree on his tee shot.

Bireline said it was fun to win the title on his home course and was glad to keep it home after Evan Schuler’s win last year and he hopes someone else from the course can bring it home next year.

Piscotty homers in 8th to lead Cards’ comeback over Cubs 6-4

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August 15th, 2016 by Chris Parks

CHICAGO (AP) – Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer, Brandon Moss followed with a solo shot one out later and the St. Louis Cardinals used a five-run eighth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-4 on Sunday night.

Piscotty hit his 17th homer off setup man Hector Rondon (2-3), who entered with a 3-1 lead in his first appearance since Aug. 2 following a triceps injury. After pinch-hitter Kolten Wong and Greg Garcia singled, Piscotty lofted a shot to deep left-center field that put the Cardinals ahead 4-3.

Moss added his 21st homer, then Randal Grichuk doubled in a run off Travis Wood.

The Cardinals split a four-game series with major-league leading Chicago, which dropped its second straight following an 11-game winning streak.

Matt Bowman (2-4) got three outs in the seventh in relief of Mike Leake for the win.

Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh got the final five outs, including three strikeouts in the ninth, for his 11th save in 12 chances.

Bireline, Miller, Leistad Win Tournament of Champions Titles!

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August 14th, 2016 by Jim Field

Open Division Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Alex Bireline (Atlantic G & CC) 69 67 70 206 (-1)
Zach Christianson (Atlantic G & CC) 72 70 67 209 (+2)
Eric Boehlert (Briarwood Club) 67 72 74 213 (+6)
Ross Martens (Rosman-Glendale) 68 73 72 213 (+6)
Darby McLaren (Atlantic G & CC) 70 72 72 214 (+7)
Aaron Ahrendsen (Past Champion) 74 69 71 214 (+7)
Matt Berg (Kalona GC) 72 74 69 215 (+8)
Chris Nelson (Past Champion) 76 71 71 218 (+11)
Andrew Martin (Nishna Hills) 75 73 71 219 (+12)
Jeff Gude (Atlantic G & CC) 73 76 71 220 (+13)
Ryan Clark (Briarwood Club) 75 71 74 220 (+13)
Jason Reynolds (Past Champion) 74 73 74 221 (+14)
Marc Riley (Hillcrest CC) 72 74 75 221 (+14)
Matt Gross (Nishna Hills) 72 73 76 221 (+14)
Steve Davie (Majestic Hills GC) 75 73 74 222 (+15)
Sam Pieczynski (Waveland GC) 75 72 75 222 (+15)
Rob Langfelt (Nishna Hills) 69 80 75 224 (+17)
James Reynolds (Griswold G & CC) 72 74 78 224 (+17)
Derek Jacobsen (Top 25) 72 74 79 225 (+18)
Brad Hartkopf (Past Champion) 76 70 79 225 (+18)
Keegan Bak (Deer Run GC) 74 71 80 225 (+18)
Jeremy Johnson (Indianola CC) 74 76 76 226 (+19)
Brent Travis (Fremont County GC) 72 80 74 226 (+19)
Jared Cochran (Terrace Hills GC) 71 84 73 228 (+21)
Jake Olsen (Atlantic G & CC) 76 73 80 229 (+22)
Jared Koch (Majestic Hills GC) 78 77 75 230 (+23)
Barry Smith (Pine Knolls CC) 75 78 77 230 (+23)
Troy Finestead (Woodward CC) 74 73 83 230 (+23)
Cary Cochran (Quail Run GC) 80 76 76 232 (+25)
Evan Baldwin (Villisca CC) 75 78 79 232 (+25)
Troy Pedersen (Treynor Rec) 78 74 80 232 (+25)
Shawn Angell (Jefferson GC) 79 74 80 233 (+26)
Steve Feauto (Oakland CC) 78 75 80 233 (+26)
Tyler Vroegh (Willow Creek) 77 73 83 233 (+26)
Troy Schwemm (Toad Valley GC) 73 83 79 235 (+28)
Ryan Bernholtz (Majestic Hills) 74 80 82 236 (+29)
Chad Bruck (Avoca GC) 78 76 82 236 (+29)
Jake Reynolds (Griswold G & CC) 75 86 76 237 (+30)
Matt Dominick (Humboldt CC) 77 82 79 238 (+31)
Jaxson Armstrong (Crestwood Hills) 81 78 79 238 (+31)
Phil Ruth (Lakeside GC) 80 77 82 239 (+32)
Eric Brown (Mount Ayr CC) 77 77 87 241 (+34)
Jeremy Svendsen (Shelby Co. GC) 80 77 84 241 (+34)
Ron Eads (Waveland GC) 80 75 88 243 (+36)
Steve Miller (Dunlap GC) 77 81 85 243 (+36)
Jason Branham (Quail Run GC) 79 83 82 244 (+37)
Brittain Swartz (Happy Hollow CC) 80 79 85 244 (+37)
Michael West (Lenox Municipal) 78 78 89 245 (+38)
Joe Cale (Majestic Hills GC) 81 78 86 245 (+38)
Justin Rumple (5 x 80 GC) 76 84 84 245 (+38)
Josh Judisch (Waverly GC) 80 83 83 246 (+39)
Dylan Scheffler (Sac CC) 74 91 83 248 (+41)
Chris Swensen (Audubon G & CC) 83 83 84 250 (+43)
Todd Hughes (Riverview CC) 83 82 87 252 (+45)
Marty Anderson (Sac CC) 84 84 88 256 (+49)
Mark Brown (Clarinda CC) 85 85 86 256 (+49)
Chuck Ciecalone (Osceola CC) 90 91 91 272 (+65)
Jimmy Rokes (Twin Lakes GC) 85 84 WD
Senior Division Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Del Miller (Past Champion) 76 69 75 220 (+13)
Rick Thompson (Past Champion) 75 74 74 223 (+16)
Rick Carter (Past Champion) 75 72 77 224 (+17)
George Gartelos (Past Champion) 72 72 80 224 (+17)
Darron Baker (Past Champion) 75 72 78 225 (+18)
Kim Peters (Crestwood Hills) 70 76 79 225 (+18)
Bobby Rist (Lake City CC) 77 70 83 230 (+23)
John Willmore (Past Champion) 77 77 77 231 (+24)
Ken Porstche (Past Champion) 77 78 77 232 (+25)
Jim Wood (Red Oak CC) 75 79 81 235 (+28)
John O’Hair (Indianola CC) 77 80 79 236 (+29)
Tom Duff (Carroll Municipal) 78 76 82 236 (+29)
Blair Hoegh (Ankeny CC) 79 79 81 239 (+32)
Steve Chapman (Treynor Rec) 77 84 79 240 (+33)
Jeff Heckroth (Woodward GC) 84 84 79 247 (+40)
Kenny Hinson (Nishna Hills) 82 81 84 247 (+40)
Jeff Morenz (Atlantic G & CC) 79 90 79 248 (+41)
Jim Tangeman (Gateway Rec) 84 87 77 248 (+41)
Tim Agan (Willow Creek CC) 83 85 82 250 (+43)
Gary Hayworth (Leon CC) 85 84 84 253 (+46)
Jim Mullenix (Shadow Valley) 79 94 83 256 (+49)
Richard Marsan (Fairfield G & CC) 85 84 87 256 (+49)
Allen Gunn (Riverview Club) 88 88 88 264 (+57)
Mark Morris (Bedford GC) 89 89 92 270 (+63)
Gary Wax (Avoca GC) 87 92 91 270 (+63)
Daryl Armstrong (Crestwood Hills) 71 76 WD
Super Senior Division Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Arnie Leistad (Past Champion) 71 77 69 217 (+10)
Jim Campbell (Albia CC) 73 73 76 222 (+15)
Jim Redemske (Clarmond CC) 82 81 69 232 (+25)
Keith Moore (Crestmoor) 80 75 78 233 (+26)
Allan Hjelle (Atlantic G & CC) 81 78 83 242 (+35)
Gary Wedel (Quail Run CC) 83 77 85 245 (+38)
Edward Troll (Avoca GC) 80 88 87 255 (+48)
Bruce Henderson (Nishna Hills) 84 80 93 257 (+50)
Jim Ripley (Clarinda CC) 83 89 86 258 (+51)
Jerry E. Hoff (Shadow Valley) 88 90 87 265 (+58)
Donald Perrin (Happy Hollow CC) 91 91 86 268 (+61)
Dave Hannasch (Nishna Hills) 88 89 92 269 (+62)

Tournament of Champions Final Round

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August 14th, 2016 by Jim Field

The final round of the 58th Annual Tournament of Champions will begin with the first groups teeing off at 9:00 Sunday morning at the Atlantic Golf & Country Club.  The forecast calls for sunshine and temperatures in the low 80’s.

In the Open division, Alex Bireline of the Atlantic Golf and Country Club has the lead at two under par 136, three strokes better than first round leader Eric Boehlert of Briarwood Club.  Ross Martens of Rosman-Glendale Course is five strokes off the lead and Darby McLaren and Zach Christianson, both of the Atlantic Golf and Country Club are tied for fourth, six strokes back.

In the Senior division, past champion George Garetlos has a one stroke lead over past champion Del Miller and a two stroke edge over Kim Peters of Crestwood Hills, while four other golfers, inncluding Daryl Armstrong of Crestwood Hills are just three strokes off the lead.

The Super Senior division looks to be a two-man showdown Sunday, with Jim Campbell of Albia Country Club holding a two stroke lead over past champion Arnie Leistad.

CLICK HERE for the Sunday tee times.  As is tradition, groups will begin on both hole #1 and #10.